Seven Endings

      KJ Blackwood
Seven Endings

A woman who loves cats perhaps just a little too much; a pair of spinsters not to be underestimated; a bullied boy at the end of his tether; a successful couple about to lose everything... These and other stories begin so innocently, but there is often darkness hidden in everyday lives...This collection of seven short stories will surprise and entertain with their unusual take on modern lives.To a young person entering upon maturity, there are many unknowns. What to wear, who to hang out with, what to listen to, which substances should be taken, where can I go next, do we chose our diet or does society and omnipotent marketing - what on earth to do for work! Do we have a choice anyway? When you are not the average, average person - because as we all know, our backgrounds never fulfil media's illusive social and family ideals - how do you make sense of the mixed messages of the world, or carve a future space for yourself within it? Fables is a mix of tales which grapples with these dilemmas. A mad, youthful dash for freedom, turns to analysis, judgement, learning and decision. Fables surprises, with enlightening characters, earnestly tackling their individual adventures; it is thought provoking and amusing. It is not for the closed minded. It is bemused by the idea of normal life.
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